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AAU Mister America - Discuss the AAU History
« on: December 14, 2009, 01:36:26 PM »
first mr a aau bert goodrich 1906 to 1991 photo credits musclememory.com.
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Re: aau mister america aau thread.
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2009, 01:40:47 PM »
first mr a aau bert goodrich 1906 to 1991 photo credits musclememory.com.

Thanks funk, never saw first one

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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 12:44:38 PM »
goodrich did a little bit of everything sports wise he ran boxed  handbalanced. was said to run the 100 yd dash in 9.8 as a 38 year old. he had a handbalancing act he was the understander. he also married the sister of vic and armand tanny. he doubled for many hollywood stars back in the day and did their stunts.
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 12:53:09 PM »
the second mr a was roland essmaker born 1916 died 2002. he won in 1939, the interesting thing here was that roland tried again for the mr america crown in 1941 however this time he didn't place.
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009, 12:57:30 PM »
next up 1940 and 41 winner was john grimek, who retired undefeated from bodybuilding he was also an olympic weightlifter.born 1910- died 1998.
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2009, 01:02:12 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2009, 01:19:19 PM »
after grimek won the contest twice they made a rule that you could only win mr america once and that was it for you. so next up was 1942 frank leight born 1912 died 1990. frank usually won the best chest award in most contests he entered.
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2009, 01:51:57 PM »
I USE THE SAME ROLL PLATE BAR GRIMEK USED FOR FOREARMS EVERY WORKOUT FOR FOREARMS ,GREAT PUMP.

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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2009, 02:29:06 PM »
I USE THE SAME ROLL PLATE BAR GRIMEK USED FOR FOREARMS EVERY WORKOUT FOR FOREARMS ,GREAT PUMP.
       i never actually tried one of those how many times a week do you use it?
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2009, 08:49:40 AM »
       i never actually tried one of those how many times a week do you use it?
JUST ONCE ,,,gives u incredible pump toward mid forearm to elbow area.10 lb plate is all u need...i do forearms on back day.

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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2009, 12:16:09 PM »
next in line jules bacon1917- to 2007.. this is the year dan lurie thought he should have won, as he was the most muscular winner for the second year in a row of three total times.
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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2009, 12:19:35 PM »
next in line the 1944 winner was steve stanko, the largest man till this point to win the contest. stanko was an avid weightlifter for the york barbell club. steve was the first man to total 1000 lbs in the three olympic lifts.
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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2009, 12:25:54 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2009, 05:00:22 AM »
Although there is some controversy regarding who was the first AAU Mr. America, because the contest Goodrich won allowed professionals and amateurs, it appears to me, and there are several mentions in the old mags supporting this, that the first AAU-endorsed Mr. America was the one in 1939 won by Roland Essmaker.
Strength & Health stated this on more than one occasion in the early years, then switched to indicating that Grimek was the first AAU Mr. America. Essmaker told me he had written to S&H asking why they were trying to re-write history, but got no satisfactory response.

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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2009, 12:29:49 PM »
Although there is some controversy regarding who was the first AAU Mr. America, because the contest Goodrich won allowed professionals and amateurs, it appears to me, and there are several mentions in the old mags supporting this, that the first AAU-endorsed Mr. America was the one in 1939 won by Roland Essmaker.
Strength & Health stated this on more than one occasion in the early years, then switched to indicating that Grimek was the first AAU Mr. America. Essmaker told me he had written to S&H asking why they were trying to re-write history, but got no satisfactory response.

maybe it was because bob hoffman didn't approve of roland essmaker who was probably not a competetive olympic weightlifter. just a thought.
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« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2009, 12:32:31 PM »
next up the 1945 winner was clancy ross 1923-2008. clancy appeared in many ads for muscle building products back in the 50's and 60's the comic book ads.
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« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2009, 12:36:47 PM »
moire clancy
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« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2009, 12:37:34 PM »
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« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2009, 12:39:39 PM »
clancy's routine from back in the day.
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« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2009, 12:42:35 PM »
1946 the winner was alan stephen, when he was in the navy he posed for the recruiting posters so popular back in the day.1924-2005.
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« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2009, 12:44:22 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2009, 12:48:59 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2009, 12:55:42 PM »
1947 brings us up to the hercules man steve reeves 1926-2000. little needs to be said about this mr a, he perhaps more than any other bodybuilder had more people taking up the weights due to him.
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« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2009, 12:57:27 PM »
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« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2009, 12:58:28 PM »
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